In collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario, Derooted was commissioned to take over the main architectural feature of Bailey Court for their annual fundraiser Gala party, Massive Party HOTBED. This year’s theme, “Hotbed” was a huge success and Derooted was there with a massive 3D projection! Guests enjoyed a night filled with food, drinks, dancing and unforgettable art, all inspired by the cultural hotbed of Toronto.
We knew season 3 was off to a good start when our partner and long time collaborator, photographer Javier Lovera approached us with a collaboration on a BMW and Cundari project for Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.
I came across this video a few weeks ago and thought it worthy of a mention, stimulating to view and thought I would share it on our blog.
The Motion Project was a collaboration between a lot of clever creative people working together to create a machine that turns motion into music. This is something I touched upon a few years ago at Derooted Labs using different motion sensing open source techniques which proved to be quite effective. This was of course pre-microsoft 360 kinect days when all we had to work with was Processing patches and software such as junxion which is a Mac OSX data routing application that can process ‘sensors’ from any HID (joysticks, mice, touchscreens), MIDI, OSC, Audio, Arduino and Video device using conditional processing and remapping, with MIDI or OSC events as its output. This resulting MIDI or OSC data is then available to any audio or music software that runs on that Mac or can be send to external MIDI/OSC devices.